Wild Cherry

Wild Cherry

by Wild CherryWild Cherry


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The debut album from the foursome from Pennsylvania. It featured the ferocious single "Play That Funky Music." Robert Parissi's animated vocals were complemented by the soulful chimes of the guitar, a smokin' bassline, and some hyped backing vocals. It peaked on the Billboard R&B and pop charts at number one. They received rave reviews considering that the band was all white conveying such a funky message. (The arrangement and lyrical phrasing are very similar to that of Stevie Wonder's "You Haven't Done Nothing" found on his Fulfillingness' First Finale album that was released two years prior.) No other singles came from this album. However, there were funk jams and smokin' numbers including remakes of "No Where to Run" and "99 1/2." Still, nothing compares to the featured single.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972458229
catalogNumber: 724582
Rank: 13858

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wild Cherry   Primary Artist
Mark Avsec   Synthesizer,Piano
Bryan Bassett   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Eckert   Horn
Beck Goldstein   Background Vocals
Tampa Lann   Background Vocals
Rob Parissi   Guitar,Vocals
Allen Wentz   Synthesizer,Bass,Vocals
Ron Beitle   Drums,Vocals
Jack Brandiar   Horn
Jerry Pollack   Vibes

Technical Credits

Joe Perry   Composer
Wild Cherry   Arranger
Kenneth Hamann   Engineer
Carl Maduri   Executive Producer
Rob Parissi   Arranger,Producer
Steven Tyler   Composer

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